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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A+
Address
2161 Grandin Road
Cincinnati, OH 45208
Telephone
(513) 871-4700

Applying

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee
$0
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE, TOEFL, HSPT

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$21,800
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid
From The Summit Country Day School

The Summit is a Catholic independent, coeducational college prep school serving 1,000 students preschool – grade 12 from 24 countries and 75 zip codes. A rigorous curriculum develops intellectual and cultural competence. Specialists in literacy, math, science and social-emotional wellness support highly trained teachers. Student-faculty ratio: 9-1. Instructional best practices emphasize creative problem solving, character-based leadership, global awareness and ethics. In a culture of extraordinary care, each child is known, their God-given talents are valued and relationships flourish.

The Summit Country Day School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1340
51 responses
Average ACT
30
69 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
75%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.12 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.12 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 33 responses
Report
  • Fall Festival, Homecoming, Lessons & Carols
    21%
  • Sports games different cheers
    15%
  • Prom
    12%
  • Student/faculty dodgeball tournament
    12%
  • Admissions Events
    9%
  • Mass in Chapel
    9%
  • Pep rallies
    9%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,019
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.11 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.11 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.11 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
7:1
National
17:1
Poll
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.14 responses
Poll
93%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.14 responses
Poll
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.14 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.7 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.7 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.7 responses
Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$34,629
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$662
National
$949
Median Home Value
$120,300
National
$184,700

The Summit Country Day School Reviews

83 reviews
All Categories
The Summit is tops! We put all three of our boys through the school, and I’m certain that it was the best choice that we/they could have made. The academic preparation was exceptional, and our boys developed close relationships with several faculty members. Their athletic experiences were outstanding as well. Each boy played multiple sports all the way through, and they were blessed to play for great coaches who made character their primary focus. As a launching-off point for college and life, The Summit provided everything we could have hoped for.
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We love everything about The Summit. We could not imagine them being anywhere else. Some of the things that matter most to our family are as follows:
• The school community – involved families raising good kids.
• No-cut athletic policy – great for self esteem
• The facilities. Unbelievable. See the Chapel, in particular, but the whole campus is beautiful.
• Emphasis on both character education and leadership. What could possibly be more important in this era!
• We love the uniforms / dress code. It just makes life easier.
• The time that the upperclassmen take to spend with the kids in the lower grades. .
• Each grade has what is called a “character trait” that is explored and emphasized in different ways throughout the school year (kindness, caring, respect, etc.)
The Summit is a caring community of faculty, staff, coaches, administrators and parents. Each of our three children have attended The Summit since Montessori and have had wonderful experiences in all divisions of the school. (Montessori, Lower, Middle and Upper schools). Very easy to get involved both as a student and as parents. Would highly recommend! The Summit's 5 Pillars include: Spiritual, Academic, Physical, Artistic, and Social... all which are well represented throughout.